How to print WhatsApp messages: Your chat as a book, PDF or .txt file
Do you want to know how to print WhatsApp messages? We show you how that can be done – as a txt. file, PDF or as a printed book. Read our tutorial for iOS and Android users to find out how:
Option 1 shows you how to you can print your WhatsApp Chat as a txt.file for free. This does not include your media files.
Option 2 shows you how to print your WhatsApp Chat including all text messages, pictures and even voice messages and videos as a book or PDF.
Option 1: Print WhatsApp messages without an extra app or software
The easiest way to print your WhatsApp chat uses WhatsApp’s own Chat Export function – that means you don’t need an extra app or software for this. Just follow the 5 steps described in the following.
Important note for German WhatsApp users: Unfortunately, WhatsApp has removed the Chat Export function for German WhatsApp users at the beginning of 2020. If you are a German WhatsApp user please follow this LINK to find out how you can still print your chat.
How to print your WhatsApp Chat
- Open the WhatsApp Chat you want to print
- Click on the name of your chat partner (iOS) or the three dots in the top right hand corner (Android) respectively
- Scroll down and select “Export Chat” (iOS) or “Send Chat via E-mail” (Android)
- Select „Add Media” (iOS) or “Including Media“ (Android) respectively
- Send your chat via e-Mail and print it
You can opten the .txt file using the pre-installed text editor programme. This file contains the date and time stamps for the individual messages, the messages themselves and the emojis.
Print WhatsApp as a plain txt. file: What happens to pictures, voice messages and videos?
So you end up with a very plain text file without media that you an now print out. Of course, that doesn’t look great – and nothing like the WhatsApp conversation on your phone. After all, the media make your WhatsApp chat special – the combination of texts, all emojis, pictures, voice messages and videos – all in their right place. But don’t worry, we have a solution for you.
There is one other option to print your WhatsApp conversation – including all media files!
Option 2: Print your WhatsApp chat as PDF or book using the zapptales app
How to turn your WhatsApp Chat into a book with zapptales:
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Right from when you start uploading your chat until you hold your book in your hands. This is how it works: